Working Papers

Brint, Steven and Sarah R.K. Yoshikawa. "The Educational Backgrounds of American Leaders: Status Reproduction, Open Elite, or Sectoral Variation?"

Organizational Change in American Colleges and Universities

Apkarian, Jacob, Kerry Mulligan, Matthew B. Rotondi, and Steven Brint. 2013. "Who Governs? Academic Governance in U.S. Four-Year Colleges and Universities,, 2000-2012."  Tertiary Education and Management 20: 151-164.

Brint, Steven. 2013. "A Priori and Empirical Approaches to the Classification of Higher Education Institutions: The United States Case." Pensamiento Educationes 50: 96-114.

Brint, Steven, Kristopher Proctor, Kerry Mulligan, Matthew B. Rotondi, and Robert A. Hanneman. 2012. "Declining Academic Fields in U.S. Four-Year Colleges and Universities, 1970-2006." The Journal of Higher Education 83:: 582-613.

Brint, Steven, Kristopher Proctor,  Robert A. Hanneman, Kerry Mulligan, Matthew B. Rotondi, Scott P. Murphy. 2011. “Who Are the Early Adopters of New Academic Fields? Comparing Four Perspectives on the Institutionalization of Degree Granting Programs in US Four-Year Colleges and Universities, 1970–2005.” Higher Education 61: 563-585.

Brint, Steven, Kristopher Proctor, Scott Patrick Murphy, Lori Turk-Bicakci, and Robert A. Hanneman. 2009. "General Education Models: Continuity and Change in the U.S. Undergraduate Curriculum, 1975-2000. " The Journal of Higher Education 80: 605-642.

Brint, Steven, Lori Turk-Bicakci, Kristopher Proctor, and Scott Patrick Murphy. 2008.  "Expanding the Social Frame of Knowledge: The Growth and Distribution of Interdisciplinary, Degree-granting Programs in American Colleges and Universities, 1975-2000." Review of Higher Eduction 32: 155-183.

Brint, Steven, Mark Riddle, and Robert A. Hanneman. 2006. "Reference Sets, Identities, and Aspirations in a Complex Organizational Field: The Case of American Four-Year Colleges and Universities." Sociology of Education 79: 229-252.

Brint, Steven. 2005. "Creating the Future: The 'New Directions' in American Research Universities." Minerva 43: 23-50.

Brint, Steven. 2002. "Data on Higher Education in the United States: Are the Existing Resources Adequate?" American Behavioral Scientist 45: 1493-1522.

Brint, Steven. 2002. "The Rise of the Practical Arts." Pp. 61-89 in Steven Brint (ed.), The Future of the City of Intellect: The Changing American University. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Brint, Steven. 2000. "Higher Education." Pp. 1178-1186 in Edgar F. Borgatta and Rhonda J.V. Montgomery (eds.) Encyclopedia of Sociology. New York: Macmillan Reference USA.

Higher Education and the Marketplace

Brint, Steven, Sarah R.K. Yoshikawa, Matthew B. Rotondi, Tiffany Viggiano, and John Maldonadot. Forthcoming. "Surviving and Thriving: The Adaptive Responses of U.S. Four-Year Colleges and Universities to the Great Recession." The Journal of Higher Education. Scheduled for publication in 2016.

Steven Brint, Kristopher Proctor, Scott Patrick Murphy, and Robert A. Hanneman. 2012. "The Market Model and the Growth and Decline of Academic Fields in U.S. Four-Year Colleges and Universities, 1980-2000." Sociological Forum 27: 275-299.

Brint, Steven. 2007. "Can Public Research Universities Compete?" Pp. 91-118 in Roger L. Geiger, Carol L. Colbeck, Roger L. Williams, and Christian K. Anderson (eds.), The Future of American Public Research Universities. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Turk-Bicakci, Lori. 2007. "The Development of Social Movement Programs and Departments in Higher Education: Women’s and Ethnic Studies from 1975 to 2000" Dissertation in Sociology. Riverside, CA: University of California, Riverside.

Brint, Steven, Mark Riddle, Lori Turk-Bicakci, and Charles S. Levy. 2005. "From Liberal to Practical Arts in American Colleges and Universities: Organizational Analysis and Curricular Change." The Journal of Higher Education 76: 151-180.

Turk-Bicakci, Lori and Steven Brint. 2005. "University-Industry Collaboration: Patterns of Growth for Low- and Middle-level Performers." Higher Education 49: 61-89.

Brint, Steven. 2003. "Few Remaining Dreams: Community Colleges Since 1985." The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 586: 16-37.

Brint, Steven, Katrina Paxton-Jorgenson, and Eric Vega. 2003. "University-Industry Relations in the Market for Online Courses and Degrees." In Research and Occasion Paper Series -- Center for Studies in Higher Education.

Hashem, Mazem. 2002. "Academic Knowledge from Elite Closure to Professional Service: The Rise of High-growth Fields in American Higher Education." Dissertation in Sociology. Riverside, CA: University of California, Riverside.

Higher Education and Inequality

Brint, Steven. 2015 (Sept. 4).. "Merit Square-Off." The Los Angeles Review of Books.

Brint, Steven. 2012 (July 29). "Beyond the Ivy Islands." The Los Angeles Review of Books.

Brint, Steven. 2011 (Nov. 15). "The Educational Lottery." The Los Angeles Review of Books.

Brint, Steven. 2008. "Remarks on Paul Attewell and David E. Lavin, Passing the Torch: Does Higher Education for the Disadvantaged Pay Off Across the Generations." Presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA (August).

Brint, Steven and Mathew Baron Rotondi. 2008. "Student Debt, the College Experience, and Transitions to Adulthood." Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA  (August)..

Higher Education Effectiveness

Brint, Steven and Charles T. Clotfelter. Forthcoming. "Higher Education Effectiveness: An Introduction." In Steven Brint and Charles T. Clotfelter (eds.) Higher Education Effectiveness. New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press. Scheduled for publication April 2016.

Brint, Steven. 2014. "What Colleges and Universites Can Do to Improve Outcomes for Low-Income Students." Presentation at the University of Toronto (April).

Brint, Steven. 2007. "Public Views of Higher Education." Paper presented at the Institute for Governmental Studies, UC-Berkeley  (January).

Reforming Undergraduate Education

Brint, Steven. 2015. "Research University SPACES: The Multiple Purposes of an Undergraduate Education." Center for Studies in Higher Education, Research and Occasional Papers 9.16.

Brint, Steven. 2014. "Co-Curricular Learning and the Physical Campus." Text of remarks at the first Stanford-Berkeley Summit on Online Higher Eduction. Berkeley, CA (March)

Brint, Steven and Allison M. Cantwell. 2012. "Conceptualizing, Measuring and Analyzing the Characteristics of Academically Disengaged Students: Results from UCUES 2010." The Journal of College Student Development 55: 808-823.

Brint, Steven. 2011. "Undergraduate Student Orientations in the United States: Academically Adrift? Bildung and Erziehung 65: 195-206.

Brint, Steven, Allison M. Cantwell and Preeta Saxena. 2012. “Disciplinary Categories, Majors, and Undergraduate Academic Experiences: Rethinking Bok’s ‘Underachieving Colleges’ Thesis.” Research in Higher Education 53: 1-25.

Brint, Steven. 2011. "Focus on the Classroom: Movements to Reform College Teaching and Learning, 1980-2008." Pp. 44-91 in Joseph C. Hermanowicz (ed.) The American Academic Profession: Transofrmation in Contemporary Higher Education. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Brint, Steven, and Allison M. Cantwell. 2010. "Time Use and Academic Outcomes." Teachers College Record 112: 2441-2470.

Brint, Steven. 2008. "The Spellings Commission and the Case for Professionalizing College Teaching " Academe 94 (May-June): 21-24.

Brint, Steven, Allison M. Cantwell, and Robert A. Hanneman. 2008. "The Two Cultures of Undergraduate Academic Engagement." Research in Higher Education 49: 383-402.

Universities, the Professional Middle Class, and the Public Interest

Brint, Steven. 2014. "Professional Responsibility in an Age of Experts and Large Organizations." In Douglas A. Mitchell and Robert K. Ream (eds.) Professional Responsibility, pp. 89-107. London: Springer.

Brint, Steven and Kristopher Proctor. 2011. "Middle-Class Respectability in the 21st Century: Work and Lifesytle in the Professional-Managerial Stratum."Pp. 462-490 in Joshua J. Yates and James Davison Hunter (eds.). Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Brint, Steven and Sue Teele. 2008. “Professionalism Under Siege: Teachers’ Views of the No Child Left Behind Act”. Pp. 131-52 in Alan R. Sadovnik, George H. Bohrnstedt, Jennifer O’Day, and Katherine M. Borman (eds.). Federal Legislation, No Child Left Behind, and the Reduction of the Achievement Gap: Sociological Perspectives on Federal Education Policy. New York: Routledge.

Brint, Steven. 2006. "Saving the ‘Soul of Professionalism’: Freidson's Institutional Ethics and the Defense of Professional Autonomy." Knowledge, Work & Society 4: 101-129.

Brint, Steven. 2001. "Professionals and the 'Knowledge Economy': Rethinking the Theory of Post-Industrial Society." Current Sociology 49: 101-132.

Brint, Steven and Charles S. Levy. 1999. "Professions and Civic Engagement: Trends in Rhetoric and Organization, 1875-1995." Pp. 163-210 in Theda Skocpol and Morris Fiorina (eds.) Civic Engagement in American Democracy. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.

On Sociology and the Sociology of Education

Brint, Steven. Forthcoming. "Thinking about Schools and Universities as Institutions." In Alan R. Sadovnik (ed.) Sociologists of Education. A volume in Leaders in Educational Thought. Leonard Waks, general editor. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Brint, Steven. 2014. "Let's Raise the Bar on the Preparation of Teachers."  Sociology of Education Newsletter.

Brint, Steven. 2013. "The 'Collective Mind' at Work: A Decade in the Life of U.S. Sociology of Education." Sociology of Education 86: 273-279.

Commentary by Bills, David B.; Warren, John R.; Binder, Amy J.; Park, Hyunjoon; Bills, David B., Stefanie DeLuca, and Stephen L. Morgan. “Symposium on ‘The Collective Mind at Work.’” Sociology of Education 86: 272-286.

Brint, Steven. 2013. "The Light Bulb Test." Sociology of Education 86: 289-293.

Brint, Steven. 2006. "Guide for the Perplexed: On Michael Burawoy's ‘Public Sociology’." The American Sociologist 36: 46-65.


Brint, Steven. 2013. “Interview with Steven Brint.” by Christopher Sanchez for Phi Beta Kappa's The Key Reporter.

Brint, Steven, John Aubrey Douglass, Gregg Thomson, and Steve Chatman. 2010. Engaged Learning in a Public University: Trends in the Undergraduate Experience, Report on the Results of the 2008 University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey. Berkeley: Center for Studies in Higher Education.

Brint, Steven, Steve Chatman, John Aubrey Douglass, Richard Flacks, and Gregg Thomson. 2007. A New Generation: General Report of the University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey 2006. Berkeley: Center for Studies in Higher Education.